Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Nanokeratin Re-Juvenate Refining Hair Mask Review

Nanokeratin System have created the perfect antidote to the british winter weather with three brand new treatments to give your hair an instant boost with their revolutionary technology enhanced with biomimetic ingredients.  These ingredients mimic and replace lost keratin and bring a multitude of benefits to your hair, including a series of hand-selected vitamins and essential oils known to keep the hair strong, feeling smooth and looking incredibly shiny.

Each mask has been formulated for a different hair type:
RE-VITALISE Revitalising Mask: Nourish hair from roots to tip with this revitalising mask designed to deep-condition and rejuvenate natural/virgin hair.
RE-PLENISH Colour Preserving Mask: Replenish hair from roots to tips with this colour-preserving mask designed to nourish and revive hair from within.
RE-JUVENATE Refining Mask*: Rejuvenate chemically treated hair with this refinishing mask designed to nourish your hair from within for a smooth silky look and feel.
I was sent the Re-Juvenate Refining Mask to try as I have chemically treated hair.  The tub is a huge 500ml!
The mask does not contain parabens and the list of ingredients (from the Nanokeratin website) Ricinus Communis oil, Biotin Plus, Keramimic (pure keratin), Mythuline Seporga, Keravis, Vitamin E acetate, glycine soja (soybean) protein, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) oil.

Get your Keratin fix two ways!
Leave it to the Pro 
These new Nanokeratin System masks are available as an in-salon treatment so if you feel like spoiling yourself, add one onto your next cut or colour appointment – Usually costing about £20 (varies per salon/ location etc), it takes only about an extra 20 mins on top of your appointment time and your hair will feel smoother and look shiner than ever before. 

D.I.Y – If you fancy a little bit of a treat in your own home these masks are available retail so that you can create your own hair spa at home more regularly than you might be able to visit the salon!  The Mask Treatments RRP at £57.29 but as they come in a super-size 500ml it does work out at as a really good value luxury product.
The mask is a pale lilac colour and is heavily scented, it smells very luxurious.  The usage in the picture is after using the mask 7-8 times! Hardly any has gone and I have long hair.  This tub will last me a long time and will now become a weekly treat.

The mask only has to be applied for 2-3 minutes which is brilliant for me as having a little baby means pamper time is limited!  I find my hair is a lot smoother after using and the ends of my hair are not as dry as they were. 

I am off to the hairdressers tomorrow and I am going to take this tub with me to show them as I think they would be really pleased with the results from applying the mask.

Nanokeratin System is one of the most prescriptive keratin ranges available.  Nanokeratin Stockists include leading hairdressers Michael Van Clarke, Daniel Galvin, Paul Edmonds, Errol Douglas, Karine Jackson and nationwide groups - Sassoons, Toni & Guy, RUSH, SAKS, Sean Hanna, Headmasters, Essensuals, Regis

You can read more about Nanokeratin products on their website.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Magnitone Pulsar Review

Make way for this year’s hottest new skin cleansing system and youth boosting beauty tool - Magnitone Pulsar*. This revolutionary device is designed with Active Electromagnetic Technology to help you achieve visibly younger, smoother, clearer and fresher feeling skin in just 7 days.

Different to anything else currently on the market, Magnitone Pulsar features 4 innovative cleansing modes that allow you to focus on areas of both the face and body in need of specific attention. The technically advanced brush head provides over 15,000 rotational oscillations per minute, ensuring that skin all over the body receives a much deeper exfoliation and more thorough cleanse without any irritation. 
The skin cleansing system can be used in a variety of ways - deep clean, exfoliate, sensitive (you would need to purchase the sensitive brush separately) and massage!  It can be used all over the body, which I think is a great way hassle free way to buff your skin.
The box contains:
2 brush heads: 1 x Active Clean, 1 x Body Cleanse
Magnitone Pulsar Brush
Magnetic wireless charging stand and plug
Instructions for use
12 month warranty card
Once charged the brush holds its charge for up to three weeks which makes it handy for packing in your suitcase to take on holiday without having to take the charger etc.

I have tried other facial cleansing systems and found them to be quite harsh and sometimes even painful.  I didn't find that at all with the Magnitone Pulsar, I could happily use it twice a day as recommended.  The brush is nice and soft against the skin and is lovely to use.  I have given away the other facial brush I had (Sorry Boots No7!) and the Magnitone has now become an important part of my skincare routine.  

My skin has had less breakouts since I have started using it and I have no flaky patches that I usually get now that the cold weather has set in.  It gets a double thumbs up from me.

This would be perfect for a Christmas present and is currently on offer for £58.50 here you can also buy it at BootsAmazon and other online stockists.

*PR Sample

Sunday, 15 December 2013

You Beauty Discovery Box - Party Prep

The You Beauty Discovery Box for December is themed around Party Prep.  I have had a box every month now since it launched in September and I have really liked every box.  They are an absolute bargain for £6.95 inc delivery.  It is the only beauty box that I sub to now.

The way the boxes work is that on the 1st of the month the new choices are released, you pick two of the choices and You Beauty add in a couple of extras which are the same for everyone.  You can read more about it and get yourself a box here.
The boxes are sent via courier and are dispatched quickly once you have selected your items.

You can see all the choices for the December box here.
My first choice actually consisted of two Awapuhi Wild Ginger products:
Hydrocream Whip 70ml - 200ml retails for £19.99 here making the sample worth £7.00
Hydromist Blow-Out Spray 25ml - 150ml is £17.95 here making the sample worth £3.00
My second choice was a full size, 15ml, Dr Nick Lowe Age Correct Eye Serum, this retails for £19.00 here.
The two items that everyone gets are 2ml Jimmy Choo Flash Perfume and a mini Green & Blacks chocolate bar!

Have you got this box?  I think it would make a fantastic Christmas present for someone!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

So Susan Lacquerlove Launch Box

So Susan have launched a monthly subscription box called Lacquerlove, it is priced at £14.95 plus P&P.  The box will contain 4 full size products, 3 of the products will be nail polishes.

You will be able to preview the box before buying so no nasty surprises! You can read more about the boxes here.
The box is nice and sturdy and has a magnetic fastening. 
There are four full size 9ml polishes in the launch box*, each comes in its own individual box.
The polishes have numbers on the bottles rather than names, the names are on the boxes though.  This could be confusing!
Mimosa - 12 is a pale pink which is quite sheer
Raspberry - 17 is a glossy red
Pink Guava - 21 is a bright pink (my favourite!)
Silver Clouds - 26 is a grey/lilac with a subtle shimmer running through, very pretty

I have tried number 17, two coats is virtually opaque but I would probably go for three coats next time as I can see a bit of my nail line.  The polish dries very quickly. 

The polishes do not contain DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate), Toluene, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Resin.  They do not contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, tricolsan, animal by products or phthalates.  They are also cruelty free.

The polishes contain Rosehip fruit oil to moisturise and strengthen your nails and the delicate skin around it.

You can buy the launch box here.

*The launch box was kindly sent to me to review.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Green People 12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Special Offer

Green People are running a 12 days of Christmas promotion on some of their bestselling products and are also offering free delivery throughout December.

For day six of their 12 days of Christmas promotion they are offering a FREE soft buff worth £19.95 when you buy the Age Defy+ 24 hour brightening moisturiser* priced at £34.95. 
Age Defy+ combines the miracle of nature with the brilliance of science for maximum performance. This unique skincare regime for women aged 35+ is rich in powerful youth boosting botanicals and scientifically tested active ingredients to target wrinkles, age spots and cell breakdown, working in synergy to defy the turning of time, letting you live your life with no limits.

A revolutionary moisturising cream with plant Squalane and Jojoba esters to deliver intense skin hydration and clinically proven plant actives to reduce age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

Enriched with 33 beauty-enhancing actives for a youthful you

Key benefits-
Reduces hyperpigmentation
Increases hydration and cell metabolism
Stimulates collagen synthesis and reduces wrinkles
The container has a pump dispenser and the amount shown on my hand is from one pump.  It is quite a thick cream but is quickly absorbed, it is recommended to use it twice a day and to use a tapping motion to apply.

I find it has an instant brightening effect, I tried it on my Mum this morning and she was really impressed with how nice her skin looked afterwards!

This offer is only on for one day so be quick! 

You can see Judith, who does the accounts for Green People, talking about Age Defy+ 24 hour moisturiser here.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Green People 12 Days of Christmas Day 2 Special Offer

Green People are running a 12 days of Christmas promotion on some of their bestselling products and are also offering free delivery throughout December.

For day two of their 12 days of Christmas promotion they are offering a FREE full size moisturising conditioner worth £10.95 when you buy the full size moisturising shampoo, oh and I did mention free delivery too didn't I?! 

For thick, frizzy, coarse and easily tangled hair

Natural oils moisturise hair and scalp for easy-to-manage tangle-free hair
Cleanses and conditions leaving locks healthy and nourished
Sensual, exotic aroma
A little goes a long way!
Green People Moisturising Shampoo is made without SLS/SLES, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), Parabens, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, phthalates and artificial fragrances to bring you the purest shampoo that nature can offer.

I have coloured hair that tends to be quite dry, especially at this time of year with the cold weather plus all the Christmas party nights means I use my straighteners a lot as I have naturally wavy hair.  This shampoo is lovely to use, it is very moisturising and leaves my hair soft, silky and frizz free.  As you only need to use a small amount, the 200ml tubes will last for ages, plus it smells lovely and festive too!
The offer is only available today so be quick! You can find the offer here.

You can see Iwona, who does the purchasing for Green People, talk about how she keeps her curls in check by using the Moisturising Shampoo here

I will be back later on in the week with another fantastic offer so keep checking back.